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Asian Financial Forum - Breakfast Panel

Grand Hall, Hong Kong Convention and Exhibition Centre
17 January 2017

FSDC co-sponsored the Asian Financial Forum (AFF) organised by the Government of the Hong Kong Special Administrative Region and Hong Kong Trade Development Council on 16-17 January 2017.  The FSDC hosted the Breakfast Panel with the theme “Positioning Hong Kong in the New World Order” on Day 2 (17 January 2017).

 

The "new world order" has evolved with the launch of the Belt and Road Initiative, the increasing usage of RMB in international transactions as manifested by RMB's entry into the SDR on 1 October 2016, and the Paris Agreement on Climate Change (COP21) confirming increasing concern on environment and sustainable development. The rise of Fintech has brought in new financial institutions providing financial services to a large number of consumers and investors, as well as changing the ways banks and corporations interact with their clients and each other.

 

Hong Kong stands ready to ride on these very important new developments leveraging on its role as an international financial centre, a super-connector as well as an efficient intermediary. Hong Kong being the top offshore RMB business centre through which most of the international transactions denominated in RMB are intermediated is a good reflection of Hong Kong's role as a super-connector of substance.

 

In this session, a panel of distinguished speakers with in-depth knowledge on these subjects discussed how businesses and investors in Hong Kong can get ready for the "new order" - to take the best advantage of the changes and keep abreast with the latest new developments.

 

For the program of the Breakfast Panel on 17 January, please click here to download.

 

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